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6 minutes ago, Paul S said:

Can't afford that posh stuff you get, mate.  Even secondhand. 😁

Remind me, was it a lovely "un posh" BB5000A that graced your manor? 😀

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Sounded and played beautifully. Just wanted to thank those who have kept this thread going. Without it I'd have remained in blissful ignorance. 

Essentially I swapped a 'faker for this bass plus a fair few quid my way. Faker looked awesome but was not in this class. 

Win. 

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On 24/11/2019 at 11:49, Paul S said:

Lovely.  I've had a few and loved them all - the BB425 was just unbelievable for the price.  Just too bloody heavy.

The BB425 is a heavy lump but I seem to have gotten a second wind. Fast approaching 58 years of age, totally unfit and morbidly obese but still able to play a two hour gig with the BB425 slung around my neck

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21 hours ago, Paul S said:

True.  Well, the passive BB5000.  Unsurprisingly, I wish I hadn't sold it.

Such is the power of 'the grass is greener' strain of GAS, when in fact, the grass is often straw like with bald patches and moss

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Played at a local venue last week, and they had a pro photographer in. He got some rather nice shots of my BB435. 😉👌

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The band look different on stage in the flesh than in the poster they have up behind you. 😉

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4 minutes ago, krispn said:

The band look different on stage than the poster they have up behind you. 😉

The clue as to why that is, is in the third picture

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15 hours ago, TRBboy said:

Played at a local venue last week, and they had a pro photographer in. He got some rather nice shots of my BB435. 😉👌

 

It looks really good! Love the blue option

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19 minutes ago, javi_bassist said:

It looks really good! Love the blue option

Nice pic but shows off the lack of matching headstock even more.

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58 minutes ago, dave_bass5 said:

Nice pic but shows off the lack of matching headstock even more.

Think it comes in the next Windows update ! 😎 lol

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20 hours ago, stewblack said:

I think it's love 

Be careful, you're treading a dangerous path

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6 hours ago, dave_bass5 said:

Nice pic but shows off the lack of matching headstock even more.

Would definitely be better if it matched. And if they offered a maple board on the fiver!

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5 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

Very tasty! Your current herd and all 414s?

Sadly not current. All been moved on. My BB414 count is well into double figures since the model's launch.

In the past, I've also owned 3 x BB415's, 1 x BB424X, 1 x BB1024, 1 x BB350F, 3 x BB300, 1 x BB1500, 1 x BB1100S and 2 x BB405's.

My only current BB is a Vintage White BB425

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21 hours ago, stewblack said:

First time out together... 
I think it's love 

All well and good but I couldn't hide my slight disappointment to see that you've changed your distinctive look since the profile photo.
Was expecting something more along the lines of...

 

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1 hour ago, Baceface said:

All well and good but I couldn't hide my slight disappointment to see that you've changed your distinctive look since the profile photo.
Was expecting something more along the lines of...

 

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It got stuck in my hat 

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11 hours ago, MoJo said:

Sadly not current. All been moved on. My BB414 count is well into double figures since the model's launch.

In the past, I've also owned 3 x BB415's, 1 x BB424X, 1 x BB1024, 1 x BB350F, 3 x BB300, 1 x BB1500, 1 x BB1100S and 2 x BB405's.

My only current BB is a Vintage White BB425

Yup vintage white rules! (Apart from orange of course)😁

I particularly liked the look of your old black fretless BB414.

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42 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

Yup vintage white rules! (Apart from orange of course)😁

I particularly liked the look of your old black fretless BB414.

The ebony fretboard was fitted by Andy Viccars in Milton Keynes. The neck was later transferred to the 'Chocolate Orange' BB414 that I believes still belongs to a BC'er

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@bassfan ever considered doing something similar with your lovely BB1100S to give yourself a fantastic fretless? Just a thought! 

@MoJo just spotted you're a Black Country boy - my former parish! :) 

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11 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

@bassfan ever considered doing something similar with your lovely BB1100S to give yourself a fantastic fretless? Just a thought! 

Andy charged me £120 which I thought was a bargain and his work is top notch

16 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

 

@MoJo just spotted you're a Black Country boy - my former parish! :) 

I am indeed 😉

 

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30 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

@bassfan ever considered doing something similar with your lovely BB1100S to give yourself a fantastic fretless? Just a thought! 

@MoJo just spotted you're a Black Country boy - my former parish! :) 

No mate. I’d rather keep it in fantastic original condition. 

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